StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.

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More great resources from the 2015 SWAAAC Summer Symposium

The recent SWAAAC Summer Symposium (June 8th & 9th) featured over 20 sessions on a wide variety of topics. Feedback from our participants would suggest an extremely successful event thanks to the many presenters, exhibitors and volunteers. If you weren’t able to join us, check out a few of the hand-outs from trainers Chris Bugaj: Peeling Back the Layers of UDL (More Than One Way to Skin a Cat) and Diana Petschauer: Chrome as A, Apps Across the Curriculum.


Check out these great resource materials from, Instructional Strategies for Implementing AT and AAC, presented by Tara Mason, PhD, TVI and Eileen Neilands, MA, CCC-SLP

The St. Vrain Valley School District has instituted an effective instructional sequence for implementing AT and AAC using research based AT practices and widely adopted standards of best practice such as the SETT Framework. During this session, participants learned the instructional cycle, evaluated methods for differentiation, and completed one case study.


Instructional Sequence Powerpoint
Assistive Technology Horizontal and Vertical Planning Template
Instructional Plan and Implementation Example
iPad Implementation Plan

Important Dates to Remember

SWAAAC 101: AT & the Law, AT & the IEP, Intro to SWAAAC Loanbank, AT Assessment, AT & Transition
On-demand via online Moodle trainings